A poster giving the definition and examples of action verbs.
An action verb expresses something that a person, animal, object or force of nature can do or be, as in, “The water gurgled all the way down the sink.”
To move slowly: crawled, crept, dragged, inched, lingered, lurched, lurked, prowled, snaked, slacked, slid, sluggish, sneaked, snooped, snuck.
To move quickly: barreled, bolted, charged, chased, crashed through, dashed, darted, flashed, fled, flew, galloped, glided, hasted, hurried, hustled, jogged, pelted, plowed, plunged, pounced, pressed, proceeded, propelled, raced, ran, rocketed, rushed, sailed, scampered, scooted, scrambled, scurried, sped, sprinted, trotted, whisked, zipped, zoomed.
To walk: approached, followed, footed, hiked, marched, paced, patrolled, pranced, roamed, romped, stepped, skipped, stalked, stomped, strode, strolled, strutted, trailed, waddled, waded, wandered, wobbled.
To look: admired, awed, beamed, beheld, eyed, focused, gaped, gawked, gazed, glanced, glared, looked, narrowed, observed, peeked, peered, riveted, saw, scanned, sighted, spied, spotted, squinted, stared, studied, surveyed, viewed, watched.
Facial Expressions and Emotions: bawled, beamed, cackled, chuckled, contorted, cried, frowned, glowered, grimaced, grinned, laughed, mocked, mouthed, pursed lips, pouted, puckered, raised brows, rolled eyes, scowled, screamed, sighed, smiled, smirked, snarled, sneered, squawked, squinted, wept, yelled.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).
Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
Form and use regular and irregular verbs.
Form and use the progressive (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking) verb tenses.
Form and use the perfect (e.g., I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked) verb tenses.
Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and condition
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